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Palacio de Cortes

Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
+52 5 5153480
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Cuernavaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History Museums, Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
Description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

dont miss the palacio when in cuernavaca, its right in the zocalo, very easy to find. the museum inside is great lots of historical items, dont forget to use your student or teacher id for a discount. diego riveras painting on the wall is incredible. read up on it before your visit. i wish they had a guide in english... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First, it's right on the main square, the Zocalo, so if you're getting acquainted with the city you're probably starting here anyway. Next, it's loaded with artifacts and history from the area. And finally, if you're a Diego Rivera fan you must, must, must see the murals that show local history. If you're not already a Diego Rivera fan, you... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Unfortunately it was closed since I arrived late in the day, but it was gorgeous on the outside and I can only assume the inside is the same. Also it is right next to the Zocalo which is of course a fun place at night.

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Humboldt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is an impressive building. It dominates the area in which it resides. Close to the Zocolo, and other great areas of the city. Holds history as well, with Cortes being one of the primary conquistadors who came to Mexico. Worth the time to go and visit.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by this place. It is really more of a museum than a palace but the artifacts and exhibits are fascinating They have large signs in English with details of what's in each room so that helps as all the labels on the art work are in Spanish. If for no other reason, the Diego Rivera mural... More

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albany ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

wonderful mosaics by Diego Rivera; very helpful staff for this mostly non-Spanish speaker; great informal cafe a few doors down the street where you can sit for hours and watch people go by on the plaza.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

don't miss the Diego Rivera painting, i'ts also for kids, if u have a teacher's credential - it helps for discuont

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The Cortes´Palace in downtown Cuernavaca is a majestic site that transfers you into the ancient mexican past when Tenochtitlan, capital of the aztec empire was twice as big as the largest european city, Seville, and the new world was transformed into a new nation. After admiring the collection, just walk across the street for a wonderful lunch/dinner at Casa Hidalgo... More

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Travelling Essex man
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A very impressive collection and telling of the history of the city and state. Most of the smaller signs are not in English but the main ones are with enough to enjoy the displays. The 46 peso entrance fee is well worth it. It's worth the entrance even if you only go to see the Rivera mural - simply very... More

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L.A.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I liked the amazing things they have exposed and Diego Rivera murals are stunning. You could visit this place if you feel like....

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